Getting Started with D-Star
D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is
a digital voice and data protocol specification
developed for use in amateur radio. Users with D-Star transceivers may communicate over the air and via the internet.
In addition to D-STAR transceivers, a DV Dongle may be used in a computer USB slot (with DV Dongle software and
the computer's microphone and speaker) to allow connection to the D-Star network via the internet.
In order to use the Dstar repeater, users have to register to get access
through the gateway. Here is a link: